Archives for December 2012

Seattle Open Houses 12/29 – 12/30

Hey Seattle, this is the LAST weekend of 2012! Do you have anything epic planned before 2013 begins? If house hunting is on your list, we’re afraid it’s slim pickings this weekend. Only 11 open houses are reportedly planned. 2000 Alaskan Way #449 Open House: Sunday, December 30, 1-4:00pm It’s doesn’t get much closer to waterfront… Read More

15 Holiday Sales Last Week

I apologize for the delay for interesting sales post this week, but I’m just now slowly beginning to recover from the eggnog and fruitcake hangover. Last week sales were predictably slow if not stagnant. 15 sales across the board with one at Olive 8, and most in the downtown and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. Some interesting… Read More

Seattle Open Houses – 12/22 – 12/23

Happy holidays, Seattle! Our sources tell us that only 5 open houses will be available this weekend, and not many are new listings. Here are a couple we’d check out. When you’re not doing your last-minute Christmas shopping, be sure to stop on by! 9723 Roosevelt Way Open House: Saturday, Dec 22, 12-3:00pm A nice looking… Read More

Redfin Collections of our Faves

Today Redfin released Collections, a way for real estate junkies to collect the beautiful, bizarre, or just plain jaw-dropping photos of homes you find on Redfin. Of course, I’ve already started collecting :). Particularly “Urbnlivn” condos and lofts and “Urbnlivn” houses. Have fun :). Disclaimer: I work at Redfin.

Stunning New Modern in Bryant

All I want for Christmas is this brand new modern house in Bryant at 3038 NE Blakeley St. For a million bucks you get a 4 beds, 3.5 bath, 3,067 square foot house with a monster roof top deck.

2 Olive 8s, 1 2br at the Vine, and a $1.7 Mil Sale in a Pear Tree!

On this 17th day of December my editor said to me: 29 sales last week in the slump month? Obviously sales aren’t solid as Matt has reported last week, but big sales are still coming through, with two in Olive 8 last week over $450k, and a $1.7 Mil sale in Fifteen Twenty One.  Seven… Read More

Seattle Open Houses: 12/15 – 12/16

If you need a break from last-minute Christmas shopping this weekend, there are 21 open houses throughout Seattle for you to check out. Here are a couple of notable standouts. 2530 East Madison Street, Unit A Open House: Sunday, December 16, 1-4:00pm A gorgeous and spacious 3 bedroom, 3.25 bathroom townhouse in Madison Valley is on… Read More

New Construction Update: ~133 Condos Left

As we prepare for 2013 we thought it’d be interesting to touch base on what new construction is left. Seems like about 133 units by our count. Still Selling Escala — 80% Sold 269 Total Units, 214 Closed (83 this year), 12 Pending, 43 Available Notes: Price increases planned for 2013? Yes, as the remaining… Read More

November 2012 Condo Market Report – Down Across the Board

Here’s our report on what happened with Seattle condo market in November. For starters, we disagree with Ben over at Seattle Condos and Lofts who reported on the NWMLS numbers, Seattle Condo Update: Market Recovers – November 2012: November marked another solid month for Seattle’s condo market recovery with robust sales activity and rising sale… Read More

Seattle Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law Change For Condos

Poll. Are you buying a carbon monoxide alarm to comply with the law change that is effective January 1st? Below is the note from one of my HOAs. A quick scan of Amazon shows a plugin detector carbon monoxide detector for $29 so at least it isn’t too expensive to comply. Dear Owner: Effective January… Read More

$1.3m Cap Hill House Pending in 3 Days

I was surprised to see this $1.3m, brand new Capitol Hill house at 2200 Broadway E pending in 3 days. Or maybe I shouldn’t be. Nothing is for sale so good shit goes fast.

Queen Anne and Downtown Lead Sales; 27 Units Sold Last Week

With the holidays and the end of the year sneaking up on us, sales have gradually slowed these last two months, and last week was no different. Two units sold in the Olive 8, as well as one in Escala, and the Queen Anne and Downtown neighborhoods dominated the majority of sales. The median price… Read More

True North Design Survey

The folks behind True North (between Union and Hue) are building an apartment positioned to attract an outdoor recreation-focused audience. To figure out what to build they’d like you to take a survey and tell them. The focus of the survey is to understand people’s desires for gear storage, equipment, and related amenities. Take the… Read More

Photos: Inside the Modern (and Vintage) Belroy Apartments

I left a hard hat tour of the new Belroy Apartments torn: go with the new or old, modern or vintage. The apartment complex, still under construction at Bellevue and Roy on Capitol Hill, preserves 62 apartments in one of Seattle’s architectural gems, while adding 51 units that are sleek and contemporary. Here’s background on… Read More

Escala Raises Prices Again

As the inventory disappears so do the deals. Escala is raising prices again. #1511 got bumped $10k to $849k #702 got bumped $10k to $809k #408 got bumped $20k to $649k

If you’re looking in the mid-$400’s on Queen Anne …

Three new Queen Anne listings may be worth a look if you’re shopping in the mid-$400,000 range. The best value of the bunch, I think, is this two-bedroom corner unit in the Tribeca near Queen Anne Ave N. and W. Mercer St. The 1,475-sq ft condo last sold at the height of the market in… Read More